Town of Medfield, MA
Norfolk County
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[Adopted as Art. II, Secs. 2, 8, 9, 14 through 17, and Art. III, Sec. 1, of the 1926 Bylaws]
The Selectmen shall act as Town agents, and have authority as agents and officers of the Town to appoint and employ a Town Counsel who shall act as attorney and counsel for the Town and the various officers and boards thereof, and to fix his or her compensation, to institute and prosecute suits in the name of the Town, to defend suits brought against the Town, and to compromise and settle suits and claims, unless otherwise ordered by special vote of the Town.
It shall be the duty of the member designated as Chairman or first named of any committee chosen by the Town to promptly call the members thereof together for organization.
It shall be the duty of all committees appointed prior to the Annual Town Meeting to make report at said meeting, unless otherwise directed, upon matters referred to them.
All boards, standing committees, and officers of the Town shall cause records of their doings and accounts to be kept in suitable books. Said books shall be kept in their respective places in the Town offices and shall not be removed therefrom. These books shall be open to the inspection of the citizens of the Town at any reasonable time, but shall remain during such inspection under the supervision of the Board, committee or officer designated to keep charge thereof.
All boards, standing committees, special committees, or officers of the Town, having charge of the expenditure of money, shall annually report thereon in writing in such manner as to give the citizens a fair and full understanding of the objects and methods of such expenditures, and shall make therein such recommendations as they deem proper.
All reports shall be placed in the hands of the Board of Selectmen for printing and publishing as soon as possible, not later than the 15th day of January of each year.
The Board of Selectmen shall annually cause to be distributed, not less than three days before the Annual Town Meeting, among the taxpayers of the Town, the reports of the officers of the various departments and boards of the Town.
[Added 4-29-2019 ATM by Art. 28[1]]
Notification of appointment. In addition to the duties required by law, the Town Clerk shall immediately notify in writing all members of committees that may be elected or appointed at any Town Meeting, stating the name of the committee and the business upon which they are to perform.
Authority to edit Town Code. Whenever the Town Meeting votes to amend the Town Code, the Town Clerk is authorized to renumber, re-letter, and/or to take any other action necessary to reformat the amendment and any existing section(s) or provision(s) within an existing chapter to fit within the established format of the Code of the Town of Medfield.
Editor's Note: This article also repealed former § 10-8, Notification of appointment.